Coming up today in the D.C. region:

New Year’s Eve: Break out the bubbly and get ready to celebrate. The Going Out Gurus round up tonight’s best parties with no cover charges or hassles.

Emancipation Proclamation: The National Archives is hosting Watch Night on New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day, an annual event to honor the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Abraham Lincoln issued 150 years ago, on Jan. 1, 1863.

Homestead credit: Today is the last day to file for a Homestead Tax Credit, designed to keep property taxes stable as property values increase, in Maryland.

Redskins: Tickets for next Sunday’s playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks will go on sale at noon today.